The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
Oct 30, 2014
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I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked


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Come see the Sundance Film Festival award-winning film "I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked" & meet writer/director Yuval Hameiri...
Oct 20, 2014
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Inheritance Trouble: Memory, Migration, and the German Past


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In this lecture, Michael Rothberg and Yasemin Yildiz ask what it means to "inherit" and take responsibility for a history of genocide in a multicultural society marked by immigration. Rothberg and...
Oct 15, 2014
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The Holocaust – Is It a Wallpaper Paste?


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Moderated by Olga Gershenson, Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies...
Oct 7, 2014
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Guilt and Punishment: German Civilians, 1946


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Stig Dagerman, a twenty-three year old radical Swedish journalist, writes a series of articles from postwar Germany. The articles are later collected in German Autumn a book that becomes a classic...
Apr 29, 2014
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Henia Lewin


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Child Survivor of the Holocaust
Apr 18, 2014
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The Content of the Form: Interventions into the Representation of War


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Comparative Literature will bring six artists, writers, and scholars together to talk about their work; the conversation will address how different representations of war, written and visual,...
Apr 7, 2014
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Inside the "Hotel Rwanda": The Surprising True Story, and Why It Matters Today


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It was the 2004 Academy Award–nominated movie Hotel Rwanda that introduced most Westerners to the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It has been used in almost every high school and college in...
Apr 2, 2014
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Ladies Tailor


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Ladies Tailor is set in Kiev, on the eve of the mass execution on September 29, 1941 in Babi Yar. An old Jewish tailor Isaac (famous Soviet actor Innokentii Smoktunovskii) joins his family in their...